Our Sunday Visitor wins big at Catholic Media Awards

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CMA Award

Our Sunday Visitor newspaper took first place in the Best National Newspaper and Wire Service category over the weekend at the prestigious Catholic Media Awards.

The award ceremony, held by the Catholic Media Association, celebrates professional excellence in the Catholic media community. The win cemented Our Sunday Visitor’s status as a leading national Catholic publication. The newspaper, now in its 112th year, was founded by Father (later Archbishop) John Francis Noll in 1912.

Stories that matter

In reflecting on the accolades, Our Sunday Visitor editor Father Patrick Briscoe, OP, cited the recent improvements to the newspaper: “I am deeply humbled by this recognition from my colleagues at the Catholic media association. At OSV we work every day to write content that reaches people in daily life, helping them to be informed and live the Faith. This award honors the changes we have made the past year to pursue continued excellence and tell the stories that matter to Catholics.”

Scott Richert, publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, said, “This recognition from the Catholic Media Association reflects our transformational approach to providing the content Catholics are looking for to help them grow in their Catholic Faith.”

The awards bestowed on Our Sunday Visitor newspaper at this year’s ceremony were:

  1. First Place, Best National Newspaper
  2. Second Place, Best Front Page — designer Chelsea Alt
  3. First Place, Best Layout of Article or Column — “How to sin like a saint,” designer Chelsea Alt
  4. Second Place, Best Regular Column, Political Issues — “Grace is Everywhere,” by Kenneth Craycraft
  5. Second Place, Best Coverage on Catholic Education — “Serving students with special needs,” by Katie Yoder
  6. First Place, Best Seasonal Issue– “Christmas in Bethlehem,” Father Patrick Briscoe, OP, editor

Additionally, OSV News–the newly launched national wire service that supports more than 100 publications worldwide–took home 14 awards, and OSV Books earned 26 awards.

The Catholic Press Awards

The Catholic Media Awards, organized by the Catholic Media Association, “honor the outstanding work of members in their efforts to further the mission of the Church.” The awards recognize exceptional work within the Catholic media landscape, encouraging excellence and promoting the dissemination of accurate and inspiring content.

As Our Sunday Visitor continues its legacy of delivering high-quality journalism and fostering a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, the publication has added more lifestyle content and stories that help Catholics delve into the perennial truths of the Faith amid a shifting media environment.

Our Sunday Visitor Staff

A trusted publication for more than a century, Our Sunday Visitor is an indispensable source of information and formation for Catholics who love their faith.